God’s Words of Life on Joy
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. — Romans 15:13
Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart. — Psalm 97:11
He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.— Job 8:21
His favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. — Psalm 30:5
Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart! — Psalm 32:11
I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. — Psalm 119:14
Those the Lord has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away. — Isaiah 51:11
Let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love Your name may rejoice in You. — Psalm 5:11
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. — Psalm 100:1-2
The prospect of the righteous is joy. — Proverbs 10:28
May all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; may those who long for Your saving help always say, “The Lord is great!”— Psalm 70:4
Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. — Psalm 126:5
You will go out with joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. — Isaiah 55:12
Rejoice in the Lord your God, for He has given you the autumn rains because He is faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before. — Joel 2:23
Until now you have not asked for anything in My name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. — John 16:24
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. — James 1:2-3
The kingdom of God is… righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. — Romans 14:17
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! — Philippians 4:4
The joy of the Lord is your strength. — Nehemiah 8:10
The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. — Psalm 126:3
Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart. — Psalm 119:111
Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in Heaven. — Luke 6:22-23
You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand. — Psalm 16:11
The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. — Psalm 19:8
We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. — Psalm 33:20–21
I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For He has clothed me with garments of salvation. — Isaiah 61:10
Hannah prayed and said: “My heart rejoices in the Lord; in the Lord my horn is lifted high.” — 1 Samuel 2:1
Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” — Luke 1:46–47
You believe in [Christ] and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy. — 1 Peter 1:8
Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready. — RevelatIon 19:7
Rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed. — 1 Peter 4:13
You are to rejoice before the Lord your God in everything you put your hand to. — Deuteronomy 12:18
To Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy — to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! — Jude 24-25
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. — 3 John 4
Devotional Thought on Joy
Joy is more than happiness. The word happiness comes from the root hap, which means “chance.” Where happiness is circumstantial, joy is not.
Joy is an unshakeable confidence in the truths of God despite circumstances.
When our children see absolute certainty in the life of one who knows God personally, they are impressed and drawn to know Him themselves.
If we want folks like our children to believe in our God, we’ll need more than a pasted-on smile of chance happiness. We’ll need joy.
Dear Lord, please give me a reason to taste the true joy of being secure in You. Show me the difference between the chance happiness of our world and the unbreakable confidence of knowing Your character to be unchanging and true. May this fruit of faith be evidenced in my outlook, my attitudes, my bearing, and my being, that I might attract others to Your truth. Amen.
Excerpted with permission from God’s Words of Life for Mothers, copyright Zondervan.
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